The Needlecraft Style Directory: A Visual Reference of Over 50 Needlecrafts and 130 Stitches that Go with Them

The Needlecraft Style Directory: A Visual Reference of Over 50 Needlecrafts and 130 Stitches that Go with Them

by Sarah Whittle
     
 


Written for both beginning and experienced needlecraft enthusiasts, this reference volume shows how to make virtually every basic stitch and describes each stitch's common uses. The book's first part describes the many different needlecraft styles--crewel, quilting, needlepoint, and dozens more. The second part is a stitch directory, presenting easy-to-follow…  See more details below

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Written for both beginning and experienced needlecraft enthusiasts, this reference volume shows how to make virtually every basic stitch and describes each stitch's common uses. The book's first part describes the many different needlecraft styles--crewel, quilting, needlepoint, and dozens more. The second part is a stitch directory, presenting easy-to-follow diagrams that show how each stitch is accomplished. The book's chapters cover--

  • Fabric Embellishment-- surface embroidery, beadwork, needlepoint, and more
  • Fabric Construction-- patchwork, quilting, various styles of appliqué, and more
  • Fabric Manipulation --smocking, hemstitching, cutwork, and more
  • Part Two chapters--which illustrate surface embroidery stitches, cross stitches, knotted stitches, straight stitches, pulled and drawn threadwork stitches, needlepoint stitches, looped stitches, and a dozen more miscellaneous stitches

    The Needlecraft Style Directory is the comprehensive reference book for embroiderers, sewers, quilters, and needlecraft enthusiasts of all levels. More than 400 diagrams and illustrations.

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  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781438001036
    Publisher:
    Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
    Publication date:
    11/01/2012
    Pages:
    240
    Product dimensions:
    7.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 2.60(d)

    Meet the Author


    Sarah Whittle lives with her husband and children in the town of Todmorden in West Yorkshire, England, where she produces a variety of hand-embroidered items for her retail business, Artythreads. Her embroidery work has been published in several crafts magazines.

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